Get One Click Access to Google Apps, Now Found on the Chrome Web Store

Google has just created a useful bridge between its Drive cloud-based storage service and its Docs, Spreadsheet and Presentation apps by bringing the apps to the Chrome Web Store. You can now add the Docs, Sheets, and Slides applications to the Chrome browser for one-click access whenever you open a tab. The move reflects the […]

Ubuntu: No more alphas, just one beta

Automated testing and regular integration are the corner stones of the new Ubuntu QA and release plans, but that plan means the end of the alpha releases and only a single beta release. Ubuntu remixes will take control of their own scheduling
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Fedora 18 Isn’t Looking Too Good, Anaconda Problems

The release of Fedora 18 has already been delayed five times and it’s still uncertain when this next Fedora Linux release will actually ship…

How To Secure Apache2 With LinOTP

How To Secure Apache2 With LinOTP

This Howto describes the way to set up two factor authentication with one time passwords
for Apache2.
We assume, that you have already set up your LinOTP server.
You can download Debian and Ubuntu packages or you c…

UBUNTU.AUDIOCA.ST: Unbelievably Stupid

So I set out today to rediscover Diaspora, the open social network that was once a Kickstarter phenomenon. While I didn’t spend much time there, I did stumble across something relatively new that I had not yet heard of. UBUNTU.AUDIOCA.ST.
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Ubuntu 13.04 To Target The Linux 3.8 Kernel

Ubuntu 13.04 will likely be shipping with the Linux 3.8 kernel. Plus other kernel changes were talked about during the Ubuntu Developers’ Summit this week in Copenhagen…

Invitation to Magento Breakfast on 28 November in Munich

Magento and Magento Gold Partner mediawave, are pleased to invite you to a Magento breakfast event in Munich. We will also be joined by fellow partners TOMORROW FOCOUS Technologies GmbH, and PayPal.
Breakfast really is the most important meal of th…

PCMan File Manager 1.0.2 Gets New Search Engine Support

PCMan File Manager, an application developed by Hong Jen Yee from Taiwan which is meant to be a replacement for Nautilus, Konqueror and Thunar, is now at version 1.0.2.

PCMan File Manager or PCManFM is already integrated in a large number of distributions, especially because it’s a stable version.

Highlights of PCMan File Manager 1.0.2:

• Underscores (mnemonics) have been corrected on every menu and dialog;
• Migrated to new libfm APIs for…

Going Over The Graphics Execution Manager

For those not yet familiar with GEM, the Graphics Execution Manager, that Intel’s open-source Linux graphics driver uses for in-kernel memory management, here’s a brief guide…

Liferea 1.8.10 Improves Google Reader Experience

Liferea, a free news aggregator capable to store articles for offline reading and with full synchronization with Google Reader and TinyTinyRSS, is now at version 1.8.10.

Liferea 1.8.10 is a release in the stable branch. There aren’t any features in this version, but the Google Reader experience has been improved considerably.

Highlights of Liferea 1.8.10:

• SF crash in google_source_remove_node has been repaired;
• Adding folders/search fo…

The EXT4 Corruption Bug Is Fixed

Last week it was discovered an EXT4 file-system corruption bug hit the stable Linux kernel. The true cause of this EXT4 bug has now been uncovered and patched within the mainline Linux kernel…

Ubuntu 13.04: Alpha Releases Dropped, Only One Beta Milestone

For Ubuntu 13.04, all alphas and the first beta release have been dropped from the release schedule, so Raring Ringtail will have only one beta version and obviously, the final stable release.Nicholas Skaggs, the Canonical QA Community Coordinator, mentions in a blog post that instead of the old milestones, a bi-weekly testing process will be […]

Slackel KDE 4.9.2 Distribution Has Linux Kernel 3.2.29

Slackel KDE 4.9.2, a Slackware-based Linux operating system, was announced yesterday, October 30, by Dimitris Tzemos. This release brings various new features and improvements.

Slackel KDE 4.9.1 highlights:

• Linux kernel was updated to version 3.2.29;
• KDE Software Compilation was updated to version 4.9.2;
• Mozilla Firefox was updated to version 16.0.2;
• KMail, Ktorrent, Akregator, and Kopete has been updated;
• Gft…

Create Ebooks with Sigil 0.6.0

Sigil, an open source application that allows users to create ebooks using the EPUB 2 format, is now at version 0.6.0. Sigil 0.6.0 can be used to format and package books into an EPUB that looks exactly the way users want, by using an advanced set of features to make it easier. The most important modifications in the latest version of Sig…

The Document Foundation Needs Infrastructure Sponsors

The Document Foundation, creators of the LibreOffice suite, are looking for infrastructure sponsors in the open source community.

As the name suggests, the developers of LibreOffice are organized as a foundation, which means they rely on donations.

“Therefore, we would like to take the opportunity to ask for infrastructure sponsors. Internet service providers, webhosters, universities and corporations can contribute to the success of LibreOffice.”

Laptop Mode Tools 1.62 Further Improves Battery Life

Laptop Mode Tools, a power-saving package for Linux systems that allows users to extend the battery life the their laptop in several ways, is now at version 1.62. According to the developers, Laptop Mode Tools 1.62 brings some very important bug fixes that will make the power saving feature much more efficient. Highlights of Laptop Mode Tools 1.62: • systemd support has been added; • Some common code has been factored out; • Tr…

Samba 4.0 RC4 Is Now Available for Testing

Samba, an app that seamlessly integrates Linux/Unix servers and desktops into Active Directory environments using the winbind daemon, is now at version 4.0 RC4.

The release of the forth release candidate in the 4.x branch contains all of Samba’s technology parts, both a file server, which can be upgraded from existing Samba 3.x releases, a…

Get Kazam Screencaster 1.3.2 – a Great Tool for Screen Capture

Kazam Screencaster, a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of the users’ screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player supporting VP8/WebM video format, is now at version 1.3.2.

Highlights of Kazam Screencaster 1.3.2:

• The GUI was redesigned, rehauled, and refreshed;
• Support for GStreamer 1.0 has been implemented and older versions are no longer functional, which means that Kazam will only work on Ub…

E-commerce: How to Crack the German Market

E-commerce is an industry without borders, and many e-merchants want to know the best practices for preparing an online store to enter the global market.  However, if you own and operate an online storefront in the U.S. and want to … Read more

Twitter Bootstrap Framework Receives Massive Update

Twitter Bootstrap, a sleek, intuitive, and powerful front-end framework, made by Twitter, for faster and easier web development, is now at version 2.2.1. Highlights of Twitter Bootstrap 2.2.1 • Four new example templates have been added to the …